Storey County PO Box 176 Virginia City, NV 89440

Detention Facility

Michael S. Cullen

Sheriff's Office Main Office
205 S. C St.
P.O. Box 498
Virginia City, NV 89440

Sheriff's Office Substation
420 Canyon Way
Lockwood, NV 89434

Detention Center
911 State Route 341
Virginia City, NV 89440

Emergency: 911
Main Office: 775-847-0959
Fax: 775-847-0924
Substation: 775-342-0950
Detention: 775-847-0929

Staff Directory
The State of Nevada has 17 counties and 22 detention facilities. Each of the counties is responsible for the operations of their respective detention facilities. In Storey County there is one operating detention center that provides secure housing for persons charged with:

  • Felonies who have not yet been convicted
  • Gross misdemeanors
  • Misdemeanors
Criminals who are permitted a bail are detained at this detention center until they can post bail, while persons charged with crimes are held here pending the outcome of their case.

For misdemeanors, criminals can spend up to one year in the county jail, as opposed to convicted felons, who are sentenced to the state prison system or probation.